A proposal to turn the former Kmart building into a Public Storage self-storage facility while filling the remaining property for a Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, Dutch Bros Coffee shop, and Quik Stop convenience store and gas station, was approved by the Ceres Planning Commission on Monday evening.

Newly installed Commissioner Daniel Martinez supported the project as did Commissioners Bob Kachel, Gary Del Nero and Dave Johnson. Laurie Smith was absent.

The development proposal for the northeast corner of Hatch Road and Herndon Avenue required a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) and approval of a vesting tentative parcel map to create six commercial-zoned parcels out of the single 9.02-acre site.

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